Molly Moon Stops the World

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Molly Moon Stops the World by Georgia Byng, Clare Higgins

You are about to embark on an incredible journey to Hollywood with the dazzling young hypnotist

But be warned: this trip is very dangerous, and evil lurks at every turn.

Molly Moon is back — and this time she's hypnotizing her way to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Along with Rocky and Petula the pug, Molly is tracking the sinister activities of American billionaire Primo Cell, who wants to become president and take over the world. He has all the Hollywood celebrities in his power, but Molly Moon has an amazing power of her own, which even she doesn't know about ...

Georgia Byng grew up by the River Itchen in Hampshire, England, in a large family. After leaving school, she studied drama and worked as an actor and children's entertainer. Byng lives in London with the artist Marc Quinn, her daughter, Tiger, and two-year-old son, Lucas. She is also the author of Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism.

Performed by Clare Higgins

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060747510
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/13/2004
Series: Molly Moon Series , #2
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 8
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 5.74(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Georgia Byng grew up by the river Itchen in Hampshire, England, in a large family. She started writing as a child, interviewing people who lived in the local village.

As an adult, Georgia wrote comic strips and eventually turned to writing books without pictures. She lives with the artist Marc Quinn and her children Tiger, Lucas, and Sky. Georgia has the following message for readers of this latest Molly Moon adventure: "Music is incredibly powerful. Some of it is even hypnotic. Listen and see!"

Clare Higgins, the winner of a Tony® and two Olivier awards, has starred on London's West End and on Broadway; she has been lauded for her work with both the National Theatre and the RSC, in contemporary as well as classic plays.

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Molly Moon Stops the World

By Georgia Byng HarperTrophy Copyright © 2005 Georgia Byng
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-06-051415-0

Chapter One Davina Nuttel sat in the back of her chauffeur-driven limousine, reading about herself in a celebrity magazine. Her chubby face, surrounded by posters of all the films and shows she'd already starred in, smiled out from the page.

"Child superstar Davina Nuttel," she read, "is back on Broadway in the hit show Stars on Mars. After surprise newcomer Molly Moon quit the part and left New York, Miss Nuttel was the obvious choice for the lead." Davina fumed. She was sick of Molly Moon's name being mentioned in the same sentence as hers. She hated that bug-eyed, skinny nobody.

"Stop at the ice-cream parlor on Madison," she snapped at her driver.

He nodded and negotiated his way across four lanes of noisy New York traffic.

Davina was feeling particularly rattled. She needed a big, sweet ice cream. It had been a bad day at the Broadway theater where she was rehearsing a new Stars on Mars song. To begin with, she'd had a sore throat and couldn't hit the high notes. Then had come the horrible incident that had completely unnerved her. Davina angrily scraped her nail down the cream leather upholstery. She didn't often need her parents, but tonight she was glad they would be at home for once.

How dare that weird businessman barge, uninvited, into her dressing room? How he'd got past the security guards she didn't know. And what nerve to suppose that she would want to advertise his ugly line of Fashion House clothes. Didn't he know he should talk to her agent?

The creepy Mr. Cell had given Davina the shivers, and she couldn't erase him from her mind. His eyes seemed to have etched themselves behind Davina's, in the way that staring too long at the sun burns its image into a person's vision. Every time Davina shut her own eyes, she saw his two mad eyeballs staring at her.

The car stopped outside her favorite ice-cream parlor. Davina fastened her black mink coat and put on the matching gloves. She stepped out into the cold night and waved condescendingly at her chauffeur. She would walk home. Enjoying the sound of her high-heeled boots on the pavement, she swept into the parlor.

Inside, she ordered the house specialty. It was called the Mondae-Tuesdae-Wednesdae-Thursdae-Fridae-Saturdae Sundae. Determined to banish all thoughts of the strange businessman from her mind, she pulled out her gold-plated fountain pen and began practicing her autograph on a paper napkin. Should she stick to her curly writing or change her style?

When her enormous sundae arrived, she ate it all.

Twenty minutes later, she was walking home, feeling sick. She realized that a cold March evening wasn't really the best time to eat a large, freezing-cold ice cream.

In the distance, her grand apartment building towered over the street. That was odd, Davina thought-normally the outside of it was lit with green lights. Were they broken? The building really did look drab, all dark. She would complain as soon as she saw the doorman. She could see him now, standing by the front door with his taxi-calling light baton.

She crossed the broad avenue. The building entrance was only a hundred yards away-but now it was a dark hundred yards, lit up at only one point, where a streetlamp cast an oval pool of yellow on the pavement. Davina walked toward it. She liked spotlights.

Something white and rectangular lay on the ground under the light-garbage, Davina suspected-another thing to complain about. However, as Davina approached, she saw that the white rectangle wasn't garbage. It was an envelope. And when she got nearer, she saw something very strange. The envelope had her name on it.

A fan letter! Davina thought with pleasure.

She took off her glove, picked up the envelope, and pulled out the letter. It read:

Dear Davina, Sorry about this, but you know too much. Suddenly a heavy hand grabbed Davina's arm. She looked up to see a familiar face smiling down at her. Davina felt petrified with fear. Her body went winter cold. Her ears suddenly seemed to stop working. She could no longer hear the sounds of New York. It was as if the cabs and traffic, sirens and horns no longer existed. All Davina could hear was her own voice-her screams as she found herself being dragged toward a parked car. She looked beseechingly up at the uniformed doorman in the distance. "Help! Help me!" But the doorman did nothing. He stood motionless, looking the other way. And desperately kicking and struggling, Davina found herself being pushed into a Rolls-Royce as unceremoniously as a stray dog might be forced into a pound van. She was driven away into the night.


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Guest More than 1 year ago
in this book there is actoin lots of , i mean a lot .the author did a good job at the was a good book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book, like the first one, is suspensful and wonderful,also imaginative the Authur does a great job writing deatalis, i could picture it in my head. i personally recommend this book to anybody who likes action books or adventerous people doing great stunts :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
While I was reading this book I couldn't stop reading it, or stop thinking about it! I mean, like during school, I wanted so much to finish the book! But I couldn't! I can't wait to read the third! I have a friend who thinks that these books are for like fourth graders, but she is like sooo wrong!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book today and all I can say is wow!Well,I dont want to give away too much but by chapter 29,I couldnt put the book down!The way the plot justs twists is really cool.If you liked the first book, you will love the second.As soon as I am done writing this review Im going out to buy the third one!Alright Im done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Molly Moon knows how to hypnotize from a book she read. But Primo Cell is electing for president with celibrities under his power. But Molly finds out that the librarian is hypnotized along with Primo Cell from the devious person (ummmmmm wats his name again) Can Molly stop the devious person.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I've read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first and it was really good i heard the second one is even better and i cant wait to read it. From izzy in MN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of the molly moon books are amazing they are super detailed this is by far my favorite series they need to make more I read the whole series I cried when I read the last book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best booksI have ever read! There should be a movie on this sieries!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the better books i read in a while. I couldn't stop reading it. I even special ordered the 4th book even though it doesn't come out for another three and a half months!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely one of the best books that I have ever read, and is the perfect sequel to Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism. Back from the previous book, Molly Moon receives a letter from her librarian friend, Lucy Logan, inviting her to tea. What she thought would be a nice day of tea turned out to be a day full of many surprises. Lucy Logan explains that a 'multi-multi-billionare' named Primo Cell has been hypnotizing many of the most talented actors into working for him, so that he could become richer, while receiving much publicity from thousands of people. Also, he is thinking about running for President, so that he can control the United States of America. Even though she is reluctant, Molly Moon (along with Rocky, Petula, Mrs. Trinklebury, Mr. Nockman, and a few of the children from the orphanage) travels to Los Angeles, California in the hopes to foil Primo Cell's schemes. The chapters are full of suspense, and the last chapters hold many surprises and riddles that tell much of Molly's past. It, like the first book, should definitely be considered on the book lists of both children and adults. In my opinion, a better story than the first book! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Byng has ourlt done herself once again.I have recomended this book to all my friends whi are looking for an adventrous book so now my friend Eva has read both the first and second book of Molly Moon but I'm still the abigger fan than she is! I CANT WAIT TO READ THE THIRD
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is everything exciting mysterst. It also makes you wonder what will happend nextIt's a great book best i have ever read I'll like to thank the aurther for writing it it's terrmendise but thats what i think
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the part in the first book when she learns how to hypontize she did it on putala when she puts kechup on that cookie and petala always gets stumach achs from it. Oh yah i hate in the first book Mrs. Aderstone.!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and how of somone to dance around when a cat dies that is so rude long live tigerstar even though i like silverstar better
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Who is tigerstar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading this one and i like it so far is it the first book in the series?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 5th grade along with Molly Moon and the Morphing Mystery and I LOVED THIS BOOK it is AWESOME!!!!!!! There is so much action and and you find out so many things that make you say ohhh I didn't know that!!! My point is that......... YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LoveHistoryVA More than 1 year ago
I am always searching for book series to engage my grandchildren and Molly Moon is a great choice for granddaughters in the 7-10 age group.
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This is my faviorite book of all time. I would reccomend it to anyone who loves adventure and time to read because this book, once you start you just cant stop!
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